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out of pocket

  

      adj   out-of-pocket when prenominal  
1    postpositive   having lost money, as in a commercial enterprise  
2    without money to spend  
3    prenominal   (of expenses) unbudgeted and paid for in cash  
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pocket

  

      n  
1    bag, compartment, hollow, pouch, receptacle, sack  
      adj  
2    abridged, compact, concise, little, miniature, pint-size(d)     (informal)   portable, potted     (informal)   small  
      vb  
3    appropriate, cabbage     (Brit. slang)   filch, help oneself to, lift     (informal)   pilfer, purloin, snaffle     (Brit. informal)   steal, take  
4    accept, bear, brook, endure, put up with     (informal)   stomach, swallow, take, tolerate  

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n.
it's a unintended call which happens when the keys are not blocked in one's pocket
exp.
if people live in each other's pocket, they spend a lot of time together
n.
a large pocket of very cold air, typically the coldest air in the Northern Hemisphere, which sits over the polar region.

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